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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Sticks a Giant Fork in Steve Bannon

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The silverware is out for Trump's former adviser after Roy Moore's stunning defeat. The Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial page has knives out for former top Trump political strategist Steve Bannon. In a blistering editorial reacting...Show More Summary

Christianity Today Editor: Evangelicals Have Forever 'Tarnished' Their Faith

The newspaper calls the religious community's support of Roy Moore "immoral." The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today posted a provocativeeditorial that concludes “Christian faith” was the clear loser in the Alabama special election. Show More Summary

Behold the Most Blistering Major Newspaper Editorial of Donald Trump's Disastrous Presidency

USA Today sounds off after the president insults Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter. The USA Today editorial board's Monday op-ed, titled "Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?" caused jaws to drop as the editors raked President Donald Trump over the coals for his pattern of generally despicable behavior. Show More Summary

Alabama Stunner: Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Right-Wing Extremist Roy Moore in Photo Finish U.S. Senate Race

Jones' win reveals that many Republicans want nothing to do with Trump and Bannon's politics. The most-watched federal election of 2017 came to a stunning finish Tuesday with deep-red Alabama electing Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S.Show More Summary

Increasingly a Necessity: A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism

Rule #1: Always think critically and fight ignorance with facts. Nearly a year ago, intuitively recognizing the Trump administration’s authoritarian aspirations, Polish journalist and activist Martin Mycielski wrote "Year 1 Under Authoritarianism."...Show More Summary

The Crisis Ahead: The U.S. Is No Country for Older Men and Women

Click here for reuse options! Millions can no longer afford to retire, and may never be able when the GOP passes its tax bill. The news is not good for millions of aging Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the United States who are moving closer to retirement age. Show More Summary

PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Goes to Donald Trump

This is the third year in a row that either Trump, or something spread by Trump, has won the “top” prize For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump has told a whopper so big that it won PolitiFact's Lie of the Year. The Pulitzer...Show More Summary

Why We May Be Overhyping Terrorism

Killers are killers; it doesn't matter if the act was ideologically motivated or not. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man, has been accused of detonating a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a New York subway, injuring four people on the morning of Dec. Show More Summary

In Major Cities, African Americans Have to Put Up With Especially Long Commutes

Gentrification and poor bus service are just two of the reasons. Living in one of the largest cities in the world with one of the most extensive systems of public transportation doesn’t guarantee an easy time getting from point A to B. Show More Summary

How Coca-Cola Invented Christmas As We Know It

The fat old white man clad in red is a marketing gimmick. Let's consider replacing him. When you see Santa today, all fat and jolly and rosy-cheeked, you’re seeing an image created for and promoted by the Coca-Cola Company for over 80 years. Show More Summary

The Global Crisis That's Creating 21.5 Million Refugees Each Year

How environmental destruction created a refugee crisis. When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees. We were 20 miles...Show More Summary

We Saved Net Neutrality Once—We Can Do It Again

Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet. Democracy lives or dies on the quality of public conversation. “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government withoutShow More Summary

Much-Hyped Success Academy Charter School Network Is Perfectly in Sync With Trumpian Times

Success Academy is at the forefront of an anti-democratic movement to replace public schools with charters, while curtailing government oversight. This week both The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among several other publications, ran prominent stories on Success Academy, the controversial New York City charter-school network. Show More Summary

Looking Back: The Biggest Domestic Drug Policy Stories of the Past 20 Years

Progress has been made on a number of fronts, but the war on drugs still grinds on. As the Drug War Chronicle marks the publication of its 1,000th issue (with yours truly having authored 863 of them going back to 2000), we reflect on what has changed and what hasn't in the past couple of decades. Show More Summary

Is Porn Making Religious Men More Tolerant of Women?

Researchers are unclear if these men have a more egalitarian attitude toward women because they watched porn, or if they watched porn because of their more egalitarian views toward women. A study analyzing porn viewing and religious belief found that religious men who watch porn had a more egalitarian attitude towards women in society. Show More Summary

Michigan Police Won't Explain Why They Arrested an 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

Click here for reuse options! They were supposed to be after a 40-year-old woman. It’s hard to imagine what threat an 11-year-old girl could possibly pose to a dozen armed police officers. One would have to ask the officers in GrandShow More Summary

The Republican Party Is All But Fundraising on Trump's Sexist Smear of Kirsten Gillibrand

Click here for reuse options! The GOP is unapologetically disgusting. On Tuesday morning, as thousands of Alabama voters cast their ballots for a Republican candidate accused of sexually abusing multiple teenage girls decades ago, Donald Trump launched a Twitter strike on one of the most prominent female politicians in the country. Show More Summary

Republican Leaders Aren't Even Trying to Hide Their Immorality Lately

Look at the party's budget, tax plans, attacks on health care and safety nets. Republican leaders claim that they are the party of family values. They are not. They also claim that they understand and respect hardworking Americans. They do not. Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Is Ticking Off Big Oil's Wish List Item by Item

There may as well not be an EPA as far as the major conglomerates are concerned. The Trump administration’s zeal for environmental rollbacks has enabled it to fulfill almost all of the top priorities in a “wishlist” drawn up by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading lobby group for U.S. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The GOP Went Off the Deep End Years Ago

Anyone who didn't see this monstrous tax bill coming wasn't paying attention. Steven Mnuchin's Treasury Department attempted to fool the public this week with a one-page document claiming to prove that the GOP's beloved tax cuts would pay for themselves. Show More Summary

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